April 29, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)

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The POSTMASTER GENERAL.

My hon. friend (Mr. Ross) refers to the legislation recently passed by the legislature of New South Wales. That was a law dealing with labour questions between man and man, and I believe the last clause of that measure makes it to some extent applicable to government railways. But it is to be borne in mind that both in New Zealand and Australia the railways are owned by the governments, so that the legislation there is scarcely a precedent for us here. I am not aware of any legislation of this precise nature, although there are features of this measure borrowed from the New Zealand measure, and some parts of the machinery are taken from legislation in our own country.

Topic:   SETTLEMENT OF RAILWAY LABOUR DISPUTES.
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